Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

April 09, 2006

NATIONAL

Leak charges may damage Bush

Allegations that President Bush authorized a leak of prewar intelligence about Iraq emerge at a time when his administration is trying to recover from setbacks that some Republicans fear have taken a debilitating toll on Bush and his agenda. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Delegates override Ehrlich veto

The House of Delegates voted to override Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s veto of a bill that would stall the state from taking over 11 of Baltimore's most troubled schools. The Senate is expected to take up the override tomorrow. pg 1a

Successful schools face cuts

Some of Baltimore's most successful elementary schools face staff reductions next school year as the city system shifts money to failing schools to comply with the federal No Child Left Behind Act. pg 1b

WORLD

Iran reportedly in U.S. sights

The New Yorker reports that the Bush administration is stepping up planning for military action against Iran's nuclear facilities, including possible use of "bunker-buster" nuclear weapons. When the Joint Chiefs of Staff sought to exclude that option, unnamed officials at the White House resisted, the article says. pg 22a

Haniyeh refuses to yield

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh repeated yesterday his government's refusal to recognize the state of Israel and forswear violence, despite the threat of funding cuts from Europe and the United States. pg 22a

BUSINESS

Million-dollar homes no rarity

In a real estate market where prices rose more than 18 percent on average last year, million-dollar homes are becoming commonplace. Six years ago, fewer than two homes a week in the Baltimore region sold for that much. By last year, it was 10 a week. pg 1a

Craigslist vulnerable to scams

Craigslist has grown into one of the Internet's most popular and free-wheeling classified ad sites, but it has also been compromised by pranksters altering its information and criticized by tenants' rights groups. pg 1c

SPORTS

Schilling beats Orioles, 2-1

Curt Schilling pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, helping the visiting Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Orioles, who have dropped three in a row after opening the season with two victories. pg 1d

A&E TODAY

Horror spoof star returns

Anna Faris, from Baltimore, is the star of the popular Scary Movie franchise. On Friday, when Scary Movie 4 opens, she'll return to the screen as the eternally naive, heedlessly cheerful Cindy Campbell, the butt of some of the movies' most outrageous comedy. pg 1e

TRAVEL

New Orleans regains its swing

New Orleans' satirical humor and exuberant culture continue to thrive, seven months after Katrina. The city marks the arrival of spring with its annual Jazz and Heritage Festival. pg 1r

Quote Of the day

"It is nonstop, and it looks like misstep after misstep after misstep. There have been a string of things that appear to have undermined confidence."

Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio on the Bush administration / Article, PG 3A

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